Earlier this winter I was contacted by Amanda and Dustin Speraw on Instagram. They’re a young couple who recently purchased a school bus to fix up to live in, which is really cool! Amanda wanted to include some handwoven pillows in their decor, and I was only too happy to oblige. Custom work is one of my favorite things - it stretches me and lets me explore new paths in weaving.
She sent me a few palette choices and showed me what they had already invested in for decor for the bus. Additionally, I was inspired by their grid palette. Look how warm and beautiful it is:
So I began weaving. I chose warm tones of mustard, paprika, taupe, and brown, as well as creamy whites to tie everything together.
Utilizing a mix of chunky fibers and thinner yarns gave some gorgeous texture to these pillows - I couldn’t wait to get them off the loom and sew them up to send!
When I had finished, I cut them off the loom, washed them, and stitched them up! They came out so beautifully - I am always a little worried about how pillows might come out, but they turned out lovely.